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GeoGuesser: may be the best Google maps based game so far

You open your eyes and you’re in an unfamiliar place. You don’t know how you got there, you seem to have total amnesia, and you think to yourself ‘Where the *bleep* am I? No, not the plot for some 70’s B-movie, but my attempt to infuse a little drama into‘GeoGuesser’, a browser based game that

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Explore the planet from the International Space Station, with UrtheCast

Are you fascinated by space, pictures from the Hubble telescope, or the way the Earth appears from the moon? If so, you will be thrilled to learn that there’s soon to be a way you can get astronaut-type views of the planet, in real-time, online, at no cost! UrtheCast (pronounced ‘Earth Cast’) offers you a

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See the world for free with GoogleSightseeing

Do you enjoy travel but can’t get out and about as much as you’d like? Would you love to see places that others have talked about but can’t afford to visit the Balkans in winter? If so, GoogleSightseeing may be just what you’ve been looking for the scratch that exploration itch for free, without having

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‘Media Hint’ is the easiest way to access Hulu, Pandora, and Netflix from anywhere in the world

Many sites are Geo-restricted, these days. There are several options available to you if you’re outside of the US and looking to access US-only sites such as Hulu, Pandora, and Netflix, but none of them are as easy and straightforward as this one. ‘Media Hint’ is a free browser extension for Chrome and Firefox. Once

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Explore the wonders of the world with the ‘Google World Wonders Project’

Do you like to explore and visit new places, see new things but live on an average budget that doesn’t allow you to traipse off to the far corners of the world any time you want? If so, the Google World Wonders Project might be just the think you have been looking for without knowing

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Advanced World Clock 5 is your all-in-one global time reference

If you ever find yourself needing to know the current time at a distant place or city across the country or on the other side of the world, then Advanced World Clock is for you. Aside from the time, you could look up a number of related info, such as the length of day, the

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Find YouTube videos that were shot near you, with “YouTube Videos Near Me”

Wonderful videos are being shot and uploaded in fabulous places by fabulous people all over the world at this very minute, but what about your very own city or neighborhood? The next viral might be being shot right down your street. Or not. Either way, “YouTube Videos Near Me” will conveniently display videos near you

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MapFrappe provides a quick way to compare country sizes using Google maps

What is the size of Iraq compared to that of, say, Texas? They’re about the same, with Texas being slightly bigger. I know because I did a quick comparison using Mapfrappe, which you can see by clicking this link (scroll down a little bit, to see Iraq superimposed on top of Texas). MapFrappe is a free online

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Get your weather forecast displayed on a Google map with “Full Screen Weather” – in your browser or on Android/iOS

There is something that makes sense about seeing the weather forecast displayed on a big map, which may be related to the fact that we are all used to seeing forecasts superimposed on big maps on TV. In any case, Full Screen Weather is a free service that will display a detailed map with annotated

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Create and share event-based photo galleries with Sharypic

Sharypic free is a website that allows you to create and share photo collections or galleries, based on events. It can be used for anything you can imagine, from birthday parties to business meetings to political summits. Lots of places on the web allow you to create and share photo galleries. Things like Facebook and

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Eleven must have free add-ons for Skype

Skype is transforming the world on a daily basis. It is one of those programs that is as likely to be used in the middle of nowhere in a developing country as it is in a fortune 500 company. This article will present eleven must have free add-ons for Skype that extend what it can

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Locate IP addresses on a Google map with IP Locator

IP addresses. Everyone on the internet has them, and everyone leaves them behind, whether its someone leaving a comment on a blog like this one, or someone leaving a few dozen SPAM comments, etc. If you have someone’s IP address and would like to find out where it originates, Locate IP is a small, free